In the future, the standards database will include a QUALITY INDEX, a ranking of sorts, for the quality of each AIS ethics standard selected. As the fields and features of the standards and categorical groups grow; a quality rubric of diverse standard components will be shared among volunteers to determine a quality indices and ranking system. 

Quality A
Component A Ranking 50%
Quality B
Component B Ranking 93%
Quality C
Component C Ranking 29%



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Engineers, technologists and other project stakeholders need a methodology for identifying, analyzing and reconciling ethical concerns of end users at the beginning of systems and software life cycles. The purpose of this standard is to enable the pragmatic application of this type of Value-Based System Design methodology which demonstrates that conceptual analysis of values and an extensive feasibility analysis can help to refine ethical system requirements in systems and software life cycles. This standard will provide engineers and technologists with an implementable process aligning innovation management processes, IS system design approaches and software engineering methods to minimize ethical risk for their organizations, stakeholders and end users. The P7000 Working Group is working on consensus building still and is also in the process of reviewing the 2nd Draft of the standard.
Working Group: EMELC-WG – Engineering Methodologies for Ethical Life-Cycle Concerns Working Group Sponsor: C/S2ESC – Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee Society: C – IEEE Computer Society

P7000 Draft 2 In Review
Consensus & Review Process 80%



The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (The IEEE Global Initiative) has launched Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, First Edition (EAD1e), the most comprehensive, crowd-sourced global treatise regarding the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems available today.

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